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Biografi Paula Varela-Tomasco

My research has focused on the exploration of new methods for understanding sensory and consumer perception, in particular sensory descriptive techniques with consumers and the influence of non-sensory parameters in food choice.
I have published more than 80 papers, various book chapters and several contributions to international symposiums. I co-edited the book “Novel Techniques in Sensory Characterization and Consumer Profiling”. I have taught university and professional courses, and supervised master and PhD theses in Sensory and Consumer Science. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Food Research International, Food Quality and Preference, and Current Opinion in Food Science. I am also part-time associate professor in Sensory and Consumer Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).Education and past professional experience
Food Engineer from Universidad de la República (Uruguay, 2002). PhD in Food Science and Technology from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain, 2007). I have wide experience in academic and industrial research, and collaborations with research groups from Europe, Asia and South America. My past positions include lecturer in the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay, pre- and post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia, Spain and Senior Sensory and Consumer Scientist in Kraft Foods UK R&D.

Paula har 44 vitenskapelige publikasjoner i Cristin:

Berget, Ingunn; Varela, Paula; Næs, Tormod; 2019: Segmentation in projective mapping

Aschemann-Witzel, Jessica; Varela, Paula; Peschel, A.O.; 2019: Consumer’s categorization of food ingredients: Do consumers perceive them as ‘clean label’ producers expect? An exploration with projective mapping

Arellano-Covarrubias, Araceli; Gómez-Corona, Carlos; Varela, Paula; Escalona-Buendía, Héctor B.; 2019: Connecting flavors in social media: A cross cultural study with beer pairing

do Carmo, Cátia Saldanha; Varela, Paula; Poudroux, Claire; Dessev, Tzvetelin; Myhrer, Kristine S.; Rieder, Anne; Zobel, Hanne; Sahlstrøm, Stefan; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; 2019: The impact of extrusion parameters on physicochemical, nutritional and sensorial properties of expanded snacks from pea and oat fractions

Moore, Dylan; Dahl, Tobias; Varela, Paula; Ju, Wendy; Næs, Tormod; Berget, Ingunn; 2019: Unintended Consonances: Methods to Understand Robot Motor Sound Perception

Varela, Paula; Antúnez, Lucía; Carlehög, Mats; Alcaire, Florencia; Castura, J.C; Berget, Ingunn; Giménez, Ana; Næs, Tormod; Ares, Gastón; 2018: What is dominance? An exploration of the concept in TDS tests with trained assessors and consumers

Nguyen, Quoc Cuong; Næs, Tormod; Varela, Paula; 2018: When the choice of the temporal method does make a difference: TCATA, TDS and TDS by modality for characterizing semi-solid foods

Lezaeta, Alvaro; Bordeu, Edmundo; Agosin, Eduardo; Perez-Correa, J. Ricardo; Varela, Paula; 2018: White wines aroma recovery and enrichment: Sensory-led aroma selection and consumer perception

Næs, Tormod; Varela, Paula; Berget, Ingunn; 2018: Individual differences in sensory and consumer science. Experimentation, analysis and interpretation

Nguyen, Quoc Cuong; Næs, Tormod; Almøy, Trygve; Varela, Paula; 2018: Portion size selection as related to product and consumer characteristics studied by PLS path modelling

Asioli, Daniele; Varela, Paula; Hersleth, Margrethe; Almli, Valerie Lengard; Olsen, Nina Veflen; Næs, Tormod; 2017: A discussion of recent methodologies for combining sensory and extrinsic product properties in consumer studies

Næs, Tormod; Berget, Ingunn; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Ares, Gaston; Varela, Paula; 2017: Estimating and interpreting more than two consensus components in projective mapping: INDSCAL vs. multiple factor analysis (MFA)

Daltoe, Marina Mitterer; Breda, Leandra Schuastz; Belusso, A.C.; Nogueira, Barbara Arruda; Rodrigues, Deyse Pegorini; Fiszman, Susana; Varela, Paula; 2017: Projective mapping with food stickers: A good tool for better understanding perception of fish in children of different ages

Varela, Paula; Antúnez, Lucía; Berget, Ingunn; Oliveira, Denize; Christensen, Kasper; Vidal, Leticia; Næs, Tormod; Ares, Gastón; 2017: Influence of consumers' cognitive style on results from projective mapping

Ares, Gastón; Varela, Paula; 2017: Trained vs. consumer panels for analytical testing: Fueling a long lasting debate in the field

Asioli, Daniele; Aschemann-Witzel, Jessica; Caputo, Vincenzina; Vicchio, Riccardo; Annunziata, Azzurra; Næs, Tormod; Varela, Paula; 2017: Making sense of the “clean label” trends: A review of consumer food choice behavior and discussion of industry implications

Lezaeta, A.; Bordeu, Edmundo; Næs, Tormod; Varela, Paula; 2017: Exploration of consumer perception of Sauvignon Blanc wines with enhanced aroma properties using two different descriptive methods

Varela, Paula; Berget, Ingunn; Hersleth, Margrethe; Carlehög, Mats; Asioli, Daniele; Næs, Tormod; 2017: Projective mapping based on choice or preference: An affective approach to projective mapping

Nguyen, Quoc Cuong; Wahlgren, Marte Berg; Almli, Valerie Lengard; Varela, Paula; 2017: Understanding the role of dynamic texture perception in consumers' expectations of satiety and satiation. A case study on barley bread

Vidal, Leticia; Antúnes, Lucía; Giménez, Ana; Varela, Paula; Deliza, Rosires; Ares, Gaston; 2016: Can consumer segmentation in projective mapping contribute to a better understanding of consumer perception?

Asioli, Daniele; Varela, Paula; Hersleth, Margrethe; Almli, Valerie Lengard; Olsen, Nina Veflen; Næs, Tormod; 2016: A discussion of recent methodologies for combining extrinsic and sensory properties in consumer studies

Antunez, Lucia; Antúnez, Lucía; Salvador, Ana; de Saldamando, Luis; Varela, Paula; Giménez, Ana; Ares, Gaston; Ares, Gastón; 2015: Evaluation of Data Aggregation in Polarized Sensory Positioning

Marcano, J; Marcano, Johanna; Varela, Paula; Fiszman, S.; Fiszman Dal Santo, Susana; 2015: Relating the effects of protein type and content in increased-protein cheese pies to consumers' perception of satiating capacity

Hernández-Carrión, María; Varela, Paula; Hernando, Isabel; Fiszman Dal Santo, Susana; Quiles, Amparo; 2015: Persimmon milkshakes with enhanced functionality: Understanding consumers' perception of the concept and sensory experience of a functional food

Ares, Gaston; Ares, Gastón; Antunez, Lucia; Antúnez, Lucía; Oliveira, Denize; Alcaire, Florencia; Giménez, Ana; GIMÉNEZ, ANA; Berget, Ingunn; Næs, Tormod; Varela, Paula; 2015: Pole selection in Polarized Sensory Positioning: Insights from the cognitive aspects behind the task

Agudelo, Alejandra; Varela, Paula; Fiszman, Susana; 2015: Fruit fillings development: A multiparametric approach

Agudelo, Alejandra; Varela, Paula; Fiszman, S.; 2015: Methods for a deeper understanding of the sensory perception of fruit fillings

Marcano, J; Varela, Paula; Cunha, L.M.; Fiszman, S.; 2015: Relating dynamic perception of reformulated cheese pies to consumers' expectations of satiating ability

Fiszman, Susana; Carrillo, Elizabeth; Varela, Paula; 2015: Consumer perception of carriers of a satiating compound: Influence of front-of-package images and weight loss-related information

de Oliveira Elias, Susana; Varela, Paula; Ortiz Alvarenga, Veronica; de Souza Sant'Ana, Anderson; Tondo, Eduardo Cesar; 2015: Contributor factors for the occurrence of salmonellosis during preparation, storage and consumption of homemade mayonnaise salad

de Saldamando, Luis; Antúnez, Lucía; Giménez, Ana; Varela, Paula; Ares, Gastón; 2015: Influence of Poles on Results from Reference-Based Sensory Characterization Methodologies: Case Study with Polarized Projective Mapping Consumers

Agudelo, Alejandra; Varela, Paula; Sanz, Teresa; Fiszman, Susana; 2014: Formulating fruit fillings. Freezing and baking stability of a tapioca starch-pectin mixture model

Ares, Gaston; Varela, Paula; 2014: Comparison of the methodologies and Recommendations

Carrillo, E.; Fiszman, S.; Lähteenmäki, L.; Varela, Paula; 2014: Consumers’ perception of symbols and health claims as health-related label messages. A cross-cultural study

Fiszman, S.; Varela, Paula; Diaz, P.; Linares, M.B.; Garrido, M.D.; 2014: What is satiating? Consumer perceptions of satiating foods and expected satiety of protein-based meals

Miraballes, Marcelo; Fiszman, Suzana; Gámbaro, Adriana; Varela, Paula; 2014: Consumer perceptions of satiating and meal replacement bars, built up from cues in packaging information, health claims and nutritional claims

Morell, P.; Fiszman, S.M.; Varela, Paula; Hernando, I.; 2014: Hydrocolloids for enhancing satiety: Relating oral digestion to rheology, structure and sensory perception

Silva Cadena, R.; VIDAL, LETICIA; Ares, Gaston; Varela, Paula; 2014: Dynamic Sensory Descriptive Methodologies: Time–Intensity and Temporal Dominance of Sensations

Varela, Paula; Antúnes, Lucía; Cadena, Rafael Silva; Giménes, Ana; Ares, Gastón; 2014: Attentional capture and importance of package attributes for consumers' perceived similarities and differences among products: A case study with breakfast cereal packages

Varela, Paula; Ares, Gaston; 2014: Introduction to sensory characterization

Varela, Paula; Ares, Gaston; 2014: Novel techniques in sensory characterization and consumer profiling

Varela, Paula; Salvador, Ana; 2014: Structured sorting using pictures as a way to study nutritional and hedonic perception in children

Vidal, Leticia; Cadena, Rafael Silva; Antúnez, Lucía; Giménez, Ana; Varela, Paula; Ares, Gastón; 2014: Stability of sample configurations from projective mapping: How many consumers are necessary?

VIDAL, LETICIA; CADENA, RAFAEL SILVA; CORREA, SILVANA; ÁBALOS, ROSA A.; GÓMEZ, BEATRIZ; GIMÉNEZ, ANA; Varela, Paula; Ares, Gaston; 2014: Assessment of global and individual reproducibility of projective mapping with consumers